on time

fresh-mown grass, birdsong, flowers
weary bones laid down


n.b. I was struck by the calm, orderly, well-maintained expanse of a large cemetery on the north side of Elvis Presley Boulevard in south Memphis. Respite from chaos. It’s a shame that such respect is not shown for the living.

James, who was waiting for the bus too, told me this was the best cemetery in the city. Somewhere to aspire to for loved ones when the day comes.

Mount Carmel Cemetery, Route 51.

CLP 30/09/2022